Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

Today: Trade your plastic bags for a reusable one

Today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bring five plastic bags with you to Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus and trade them for a reusable bag. The bags collected will be recycled. It’s part of the university’s Time for Change Week.

Promising progress in algal bloom effort

Researchers involved in the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative, including CFAES’s Margaret Kalcic, continue to get results in their quest to reduce and prevent harmful algal blooms in Ohio.

If only there were some sort of agency for that

CFAES environmental economist Tim Haab: “Markets, left alone, often fail to address environmental issues, and that is not good for the economy or society.”

To stave off, or not, another water crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which, among its work, keeps the air you breathe and water you drink clean, would see the biggest cut — 31 percent — of any federal agency in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, according to a Reuters story. EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would be especially hard hit. It faces a 97-percent cut in the proposed budget.

How would those cuts, if approved, hit home? Jeff Reutter, special adviser to Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, said in a recent issue of Cleveland Scene, “If we lose the EPA, we lose Lake Erie.”

The lake, among other things, provides drinking water for 3 million Ohioans.

Event to explore why we need healthy rivers

Ohio’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is holding its next monthly breakfast program on March 7 in Columbus, and as the film title goes, a river runs through it.  Read More »

Water work

Here are five ways CFAES is working to stop harmful algal blooms and improve water quality (scroll down) …

Care for your pond (and what’s in and around it)

Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents a free program on managing ponds on March 16 in northeast Ohio. Sign up by March 13.Green frog (Rana clamitans)

Save a double-sawbuck

Early registration for the 2017 Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference ends today, Tuesday, Feb. 14. After today, the cost goes up from $60 to $80. Either way, here are some wet, wild, woody reasons to consider attending the event.

Hey, Ohio natural resource pros: Check out this conference on water, woods, wildlife

Bluegill Silhouette - Vortex Springs DockWhy we need spiders, how a disease that kills trees could help forests, and what’s really going on when people and wildlife butt heads are just a few of the topics at the Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference. It’s March 1 in Mansfield. Registration is $60 by Tuesday, Feb. 14, $80 by Feb. 22.

New (permanent) captain of the ship

Image of Chris WinslowChris Winslow, pictured, who’s been serving as interim director of Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Lab since April 2015, has been named permanent director of the programs effective Feb. 1. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant.)